With the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis that is currently taking place, we realize that history is repeating itself. Over 70 years have passed, but during the height of World War II thousands of European refugees were forced to flee their homeland.
In 1944, The Middle East Relief & Refugee Administration began opening camps in Syria, Egypt, and Palestine, with promises of a safe haven to wait out the war and escape the bloody conflict. People of all ages and classes began the long dangerous journey to safety.
Time Magazine commissioned Swedish freelance photo editor Sanna Dullaway to colorize some iconic images. Although nothing can replace the original black & white photo, she provides us with a striking view of the massive evacuation and helps to depict life during the turmoil of wartime through her work.
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